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General Crossword Questions for “martyrs”

  • One god of war capturing another's victims

Encyclopedia

  • For other uses of "Martyr" and "Martyrs", see Martyr (disambiguation) In its original meaning, the word martyr, meaning witness, was used in the secular sphere as well as in the New Testament of the. — “Martyr - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Martyrs is a French horror film written and directed by Pascal Laugier. She explains that she belongs to a secret society seeking to discover the secrets of the afterlife through the creation of "martyrs". — “Martyrs (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The Tolpuddle Martyrs were a group of 19th century English agricultural labourers who were arrested for and convicted of swearing a secret oath as members of the Friendly Society of Agricultural Labourers. The rules of the society show it was. — “Tolpuddle Martyrs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • We worship him as the Athenians did their unknown God: but broken hearts are the martyrs of his faith, and the eye shall never see the form which phantasy paints, and which passion pursues through paths of delusive beauty, among flowers whose odours are agonies, and trees whose gums are poison.[11]... — “Nightmare Abbey” by Thomas Love Peacock
  • Thrill now. Pity they feel. To wipe away a tear for martyrs that want to, dying to, die. For all things dying, for all things born. Poor Mrs Purefoy. Hope she's over. Because their wombs. — “Ulysses” by James Joyce
  • Those corpses of young men, Those martyrs that hang from the gibbets, those hearts pierc'd by the gray lead, Cold and motionless as they seem live elsewhere with unslaughter'd vitality. — “Leaves of grass” by Walt Whitman
  • when Anaxarchus, by command of Nicocreon the tyrant of Cyprus, was put into a stone mortar, and laid upon with mauls of iron, ceases not to say, "Strike, batter, break; 'tis not Anaxarchus, 'tis but his sheath that you pound and bray so"; when we hear our martyrs cry out to the tyrant from the middle of the flame, "This side is roasted enough, fall to and eat, it is enough done; fall to work with the other;" when we hear the child in Josephus' torn piece-meal with pincers, defying Antiochus, and crying out with a constant and assured voice: "Tyrant, thou losest thy labour, I am still at ease; where is the pain, where are the torments with which thou didst so threaten me? Is this all thou canst do? My constancy torments thee more than thy cruelty does me. — “Essays” by Michel de Montaigne
  • I had the ranks of the great dead around me; the martyrs gathered and listened. — “Daniel Deronda” by George Eliot
  • I wrote to Franz–and were he here he would confirm every word–I wrote then to Franz that if he did not come with the four thousand crowns before six, at ten minutes past I should have gone to join the blessed saints and glorious martyrs in whose company I had the honor of being; and Signor Luigi Vampa, such was the name of the chief of these bandits, would have scrupulously kept his word." — “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas

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